Nomahanna

Nomahanna, Queen of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)

Soon after the King's departure, a regular rebellion broke out in the island of O Tuai. Its former ruler, Tamari, was dead, and his son, a young man who had been brought up in the United States of America, and had unfortunately fallen into bad company, was desirous to recover for himself the independent dominion of the island. Karemaku and Kahumanna immediately hastened thither with an army, and on our arrival at Hanaruro we found the war still raging at O Tuai, though it was supposed to be near its close. The government of Wahu was entrusted, during the absence of the Regents, to another wife of Tameamea, named Nomahanna, conjointly with a Yeri called Chinau.

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Source : A New Voyage Round the World, in the years
1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2, by Otto von Kotzebue
Available from www.gutenberg.org

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